Opportunities

Interested in joining the team in Cork and doing research on soft tissue taphonomy of fossils, taphonomic experiments, or fossil colour?

You can apply for funding via several sources:

Postdoctoral funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Royal Society Fellowships

Maria-Sklowdowska Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowship Call is now open (deadline 12th September). These fellowships are prestigious and enhance the international reputation of the fellow and the host team. The grant funds a generous salary for the Fellow, mobility costs and research costs. Further information is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

PhD funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowship

MRes opportunities

The MRes in Geological Sciences is a full-time programme running over 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applications will be accepted for a start date in October or January. The programme consists of (a) a major research thesis and (b) taught modules on generic and transferable skills, with an emphasis on scientific writing, oral presentations, and general research skills.

Prospective students interested in carrying out a palaeontology-based MRes are advised to contact Dr Maria McNamara and the Programme Coordinator (Prof. Andy Wheeler: a.wheeler@ucc.ie). For further information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/courses/postgrad/.